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Call for Nominations Issued for the 2024 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness

10th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued a call for nominations for the tenth annual “Bonnie Strickland

Proposed Bipartisan Legislation Would Create First Federally Funded Program to Address Children’s Vision and Eye Health

Prevent Blindness urges House and Senate to quickly pass “Early Detection of Vision Impairments for Children Act” to improve access, diagnosis, and treatment for kids ages 2-17 Prevent Blindness applauds the introduction of the “Early Detection of Vision Impairments in Children (EDVI) Act,” in the U.S. House of Representatives and urges the 118th Congress to

My Story: Unyielding, Unapologetic, Unbroken

Basim served as an intern with the NCCVEH this academic year while completing his Master of Public Health degree from Northwestern University. He shares his personal journey living with Stargardt disease. From the trenches of adversity, I pen this narrative—not as a plea for sympathy, but as a testament to sheer indomitability. I am Basim

Low Vision: The Challenge of Not Getting a Driver’s License

Stephanie Klas, mother of two sons with visual impairment and member of the Advisory Committee to the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness, offers this guest article about her family’s experience with navigating transportation and independence as her son transitions into adulthood. Happy Low Vision Awareness Month! Low vision is

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Celebrates 15th Anniversary in 2024

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness to Commemorate 15th Anniversary Milestone by Launching a Year-long Series of Webinars, Blogs, Educational Activities, And More, to Promote Healthy Vision for Kids The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2024.

National Center Updates

By Samantha Salcedo, MPH Candidate, Northwestern University Verian Wedeking is the program director of the Casey Eye Community Outreach Program at Oregon Health and Science University. During the recent seminar on “Reimaging How we Engage Communities from Identification into Care” hosted by Prevent Blindness, he discussed the program’s mission and work to eliminate preventable blindness

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Names Danielle Crull, ABOM, owner of A Child’s Eyes, and The Truffles the Kitty Organization, as Recipient of the 9th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the ninth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as optician Danielle Crull, ABOM, author, business owner of A Child’s Eyes, organizer of The Pumpkin Patch Project, and founder of the Truffles the Kitty Organization (TKO).

Prevent Blindness Issues Call for Nominations for the 2023 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Public Health Efforts to Improve the Vision Health of Children in the United States The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued a call for nominations for the ninth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The award recognizes significant efforts by an

Low Vision – There’s More Than Meets the Eye

by Stephanie Klas, member of the Advisory Committee to the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health Many years ago, as a young girl in school, I began having problems seeing the chalkboard. My parents took me to an optometrist and my vision was able to be corrected with glasses. So naturally, that was

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Names Dr. Donny W. Suh, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, as Recipient of the 8th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the eighth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as Donny W. Suh, MD, FAAP, MBA, FACS, Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University